Patriots/NFL Running Thread

Posted by: Tom Nolette on Thu Jun 30th, 2016 3:58 am
[size=120:26odr75s]Patriots’ Danny Amendola addresses fans in Bangor, optimistic about season[/size:26odr75s] New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola spoke to hundreds of fans Wednesday at the Gracie Theatre on the Husson University campus ... ut-season/.
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Thu Jul 14th, 2016 6:45 am
[size=120:1f7zdemh]Brady’s Deflategate appeal denied, suspension stands[/size:1f7zdemh]The New England Patriots quarterback can still ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his case.... Brady has 90 days to file a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.Sources close to Brady’s legal team told ESPN’s Mike Reiss on Wednesday that the denied appeal was the expected result and that no final decision has been made concerning the next step.“We wish the result were otherwise, but respect and understand the decision and know that it is extremely rare for the Second Circuit to grant en banc review,” Anthony Barkow, a lawyer who submitted an amicus brief on behalf of longtime arbitrator Kenneth R. Feinberg, told the Associated Press. ... uspension/
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Jul 15th, 2016 7:10 am
[size=120:2ow56cti]AFC East Q&A: Who wins the division? Sorry, Patriots are the team to beat again[/size:2ow56cti]AFC East writers Mike Rodak, James Walker, Rich Cimini and Mike Reiss weigh in on whether any team can dethrone Tom Brady and the New England Patriots... ... beat-again
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sat Jul 16th, 2016 4:00 am
[size=120:1lijvarj]Tom Brady won’t appeal, will serve 4-game suspension[/size:1lijvarj] New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has taken a knee and opted to drop his legal fight versus the NFL involving his four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate... ... uspension/
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Mon Jul 25th, 2016 5:20 am
[size=120:3jbh4859]Nate Solder's return from injury among areas to watch on Patriots' offense[/size:3jbh4859]The Patriots will surely be keeping an eye on offensive tackle Nate Solder, who is returning from a biceps injury that kept him out of spring workouts. ... ts-offense
on Fri Jul 29th, 2016 6:38 am
[u:3j0472ku]Patriots notebook: Jamie Collins a surprise MIA on first day of camp[/u:3j0472ku]FOXBORO — Of the nine Patriots who missed the opening practice of training camp yesterday, there was only one surprise, and it was a big one.Linebacker Jamie Collins was absent for unspecified reasons. He participated throughout the offseason workout program and wasn’t placed on any injury lists to open camp, so there haven’t been any disclosed ailments.Collins did report to Gillette Stadium this week, so it seems highly unlikely he would have had a drastic change of heart and decided to hold out over a contract dispute. Collins, of course, is in the final season of his rookie deal and is only set to earn $917,865 in cash in 2016. He could be viewed as one of the most underpaid defensive players in the NFL.But for now, it might be wise to view Collins’ absence as something simply worth monitoring unless a string of absences pushes through the weekend. ... ng_stories
on Fri Jul 29th, 2016 6:39 am
[u:3dvfomqp]Guregian: LeGarrette Blount to carry big load for Patriots[/u:3dvfomqp]FOXBORO — After watching Tom Brady take a pounding last season, it made a lot of sense to think the Patriots would add a power back to help ease the load on their soon-to-be 39-year-old quarterback.The need seemed especially urgent given LeGarrette Blount’s exit last year with a season-ending hip injury and the extensive rehab facing Dion Lewis following his reconstructive knee surgery.In the end, Bill Belichick wasn’t compelled to make a move, and instead is once again rolling the dice with Blount, who was on the field for the first day of training camp after missing all of the spring camps.That being said, with Brady out the first four games, the importance of having a running game is that much more significant to help minimize the pressure on Jimmy Garoppolo and keep defenses honest.The value of having a guy who can pick up those tough yards in a pinch is magnified even more.Can Blount still be that guy? ... r_patriots
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Mon Aug 1st, 2016 4:47 am
[size=120:103elhrf]Jabaal Sheard: Patriots' front seven got butts kicked at rainy practice[/size:103elhrf]Among the takeaways from Sunday's Patriots practice was that the defensive front seven got badly outplayed by the offense. ... y-practice
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Mon Aug 1st, 2016 6:25 am
[size=120:1op0ozvq]The two weeks Jimmy Garoppolo made a name for himself[/size:1op0ozvq] Jerry Glanville had a few simple rules during eight years as an NFL head coach and three at the college level: Throw the ball deep; leave game tickets for Elvis at will call; and always run the ball on fourth and 1.He never broke that last rule until he met a kid named Jimmy Garoppolo.Glanville coached Garoppolo at the 2014 East-West Shrine Game, an all-star game for NFL Draft prospects. Facing fourth and 1 with eight seconds left in the second quarter, Glanville called a quick slant for Garoppolo, which he calmly completed to receiver Matt Hazel for a touchdown. ... story.html
on Thu Aug 4th, 2016 6:45 am
[u:3anhwt7e]Success for Jimmy Garoppolo will help Patriots in more ways than one[/u:3anhwt7e]FOXBORO — Jimmy Garoppolo probably doesn’t have much time remaining as a quarterback for the Patriots, and that would prove a great outcome for all involved.Garoppolo continues to look like the real deal in training camp. Though it’s impossible to predict how it will translate when the third-year quarterback takes on the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans and Bills in the regular season during Tom Brady’s suspension, Garoppolo’s work in practice has been consistently brilliant. ... s_than_one